LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Politicon, the unconventional convention set to bring together fans of politics and entertainment in Los Angeles on October 9 and 10, today released the first round of programming along with additional talent and media partners. Newly announced participants include VEEP's Tony Hale, Obama body man Reggie Love, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, political powerhouse Ann Coulter, Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, Obama speech writer Jon Favreau, influential culture critic Touré and pop star and former Congressional candidate Clay Aiken. Politicon has also signed on additional organizations to curate their own events at the convention including Black Lives Matter, Sirius XM, Breitbart News Network, Mic, Salon Media Group, Newsmax TV, the Millennial Action Project and more.
Positioned as a bipartisan fan fest for political junkies, Politicon will present viewpoints from across the spectrum. With twelve rooms of back-to-back events, Politicon offers programming to capture every imagination – left, right and center – and attendees will be able to easily pick and choose their own Politicon schedule.
Black Lives Matter and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will bring their Caravan for Justice tour to Politicon with an event hosted by Tourè, marking the internationally renowned tours final stop, and director of speechwriting for President Obama, Jon Favreau, will lead a writers workshop. A host of live podcast recordings have been announced including The Hugh Hewitt Show, Spycast, and Slate podcasts The Gist, Outward Kiki and Podcast for America. Interactive film screenings will include Mad as Hell, War Room and White People coupled with live commentary and Q&A's. SiriusXM's David Webb will present exclusive interviews and special broadcasts throughout Politicon and host GenGap, a panel analyzing issues of generation and gender. SiriusXM's Rick Unger will be hosting #NotToday in which personalities from the media and political world will swap roles and debate for their opposing viewpoint.
Audiences will also be treated to unique panels such as The President's Body Man: Reality vs. Fiction, in which Reggie Love and Tony Hale discuss their respective roles as fictional and real life presidential confidantes, Deconstructing the 2016 Election with James Carville and Newt Gingrich, where the two political power players will break down the campaign and forecast what to expect as the quest for the White House ramps up. Additionally, #EmergingUS and Alejandra Campoverdi will examine the role Latinos will play in 2016 and Breitbart News Network's Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos and Robert Davi will deconstruct Hollywood's influence on politics and public opinion during a panel moderated by Breitbart's editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow. A full list of confirmed scheduling can be found at http://politicon.com/schedule/.
"We live in an age when entertainment and politics are so intertwined that each shapes the other. Politicon is a very exciting opportunity to bring together the two worlds and create a synergistic creativity in which each learns from the other. I am sure I will learn far more than I will teach during Politicon." - The Honorable Newt Gingrich
Tickets are available for purchase at: http://politicon.com/tickets/